Viet Nam

Since the first case of influenza A/H7N9 detected in humans in China was reported by World Health Organization (WHO) on 01/4/2013, there have been a total of 450 cases, including 158 fatal cases, reported throughout out the world as of 30/6/2014. In China, influenza A/H7N9 cases were reported in 18 provinces, Taiwan, Hong Kong. Malaysia also reported one case in 2013.
On 18 February 2014, there was a national teleconference between the central and local government about prevention and control of avian influenza. The Deputy Prime Minister, Mr Hoang Trung Hai, and the Minister of MARD, Dr Cao Duc Phat, both participated in this teleconference.
On 12 February 2014, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development signed Decision No. 210/QĐ-BNN-TY on the Action plan on the emergency response to dangerous avian influenza virus strains with the potential to infect humans.
On 13 March 2014, the Minister of MARD signed Decision 438/QĐ-BNN-TY approving the National Operational Plan on Avian influenza Prevention and Control for the period from 2014 to 2018. PAHI Secretariat made an important contribution to the development of this plan through organizing a series of workshop to get comments on the draft plan, and PAHI Secretariat’s international experts also made an important contribution to development of the plan.
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